9 – Kevin Barry

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Short Stories
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Kevin Barry is co-editor of Winter Papers as well as being the author of three novels and three short story collections. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays have appeared in the New YorkerGranta and elsewhere. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter, and he lives in County Sligo, Ireland. His last novel, Night Boat to Tangier, was an Irish number one bestseller, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. His new collection of short stories That Old Country Music was published by Canongate in October 2020.

Welcome to Day 9 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Kevin Barry.

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 9th December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

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